Farewell Satoru Iwata

     There's not much else I can say that hasn't been said by much bigger names, in much better ways than I could ever hope to say.  Satoru Iwata had a huge influence on my gaming history, as many gamers can relate- his influence reached far beyond what many might think.  His contributions were vast.
"On my business card, I am a corporate president. 
     In my mind, I am a game developer. 
          But in my heart, I am a gamer." 
-Satoru Iwata
     He helped make 2 of the most memorable games that helped shape my gaming history- Earthbound and Kirby.  Then to simply think of the impact he made with his work on various Pokemon games, good lord, he affected billions with just that, not to mention his work on both The Legend of Zelda and Mario series'.  Iwata undeniably changed a multitude of lives with his work, and we have lost a giant of video gaming history.
     I mean, just think about the simple fact he voluntarily cut his salary in half to save jobs when Nintendo was floundering.  He was a rare man, whose shoes can never truly be filled.

     May his passion and talent be an inspiration to us all.

     Farewell Iwata, you've left a legacy that will forever be impossible to match.

No comments:

Post a Comment